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George S. Brietigam III

Council Member

District 1

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Time in Office

Elected to City Council in 2018

City Hall Phone

(714) 741-5104



On November 6, 2018, George S. Brietigam III was elected to the Garden Grove City Council. Prior to that, he had formerly served for 20 years as a volunteer City Commissioner. He served as Chairman for the City's Planning Commission, as well as the City of Garden Grove’s Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commission (Chair), Sanitary District Advisory Commission (Chair), Traffic Commission and Youth Commission. He also served as a judge for the Garden Grove Pride contest.

From 1985 to 1989, he served in the United States Coast Guard as a Petty Officer. After being Honorably Discharged, Council Member Brietigam was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department, where he has served for 30 years. During his tenure with the Los Angeles Police Department, Council Member Brietigam served 10 years as an elected Delegate to the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

A strong supporter of community involvement, Council Member Brietigam became a member of Garden Grove Masonic Lodge in 2012. He also served as Cub Master, Scout Master, District Vice Chairman and District Chairman for our Garden Grove children with the Boy Scouts of America. He Coached for the West Garden Grove Softball league and coached Garden Grove Travel Softball and Basketball Teams. Council Member Brietigam also served as either President or Vice President for the Pacifica High School Swim Boosters, Basketball Boosters and Track & Field Boosters.

As a private citizen, Council Member Brietigam founded the annual Garden Grove, Cub Scout Pushcart Derby and the West Garden Grove Holiday Light Contest. He also spearheaded the successful community led efforts for numerous community improvement projects in Garden Grove throughout the years.

For 28 years, Council Member Brietigam has been married to his wife, Lisa, a lifelong Garden Grove resident. He has two adult children, George and Julie.

Community Goal

To work with all the diverse citizens, businesses, residents and community groups throughout the city, in order to improve public safety, and reduce fear and incidents of crime. To maintain a fiscally sound oversight on spending while maintaining high quality public services to the community. To elevate the quality of life for all Garden Grove residents, keeping the city a great place to live, work or play.


Los Angeles Police Academy
Cypress College
UCI University Extension

Community Service

Garden Grove Masonic Lodge
Boy Scouts of America, Pack No. 507, Cub Master
Boy Scouts of America, Troop No. 1103, Scout Master
Boy Scouts of America, El Capitan District, Vice Chairman
Boy Scouts of America, El Capitan District, Chairman
West Garden Grove Softball League, Coach
Garden Grove Travel Softball, Coach
Garden Grove Travel Basketball, Coach
Pacifica High School Swim Boosters
Pacifica High Basketball Boosters
Pacifica High Track & Field Boosters


Fresno, CA

Garden Grove Resident

Garden Grove resident since 1996